Organic Wick's Lima Bean pre 1930's Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - In 2004 Helen & H. Lee Thomas of West Virginia donated this variety to SSE. They received the seeds from H. Lee’s grandfather, Wick B. Smith of Sandyville, West Virginia, who had grown this variety since at least the 1930s. Seeds are either white with dark purple mottling or solid purple. The fresh shelling limas are sweet, while dry limas are also nutty. Pole habit, 90-110 days. Characteristics:  Organic Pole bean Slightly curved pods Flat seeds are either white with dark purple mottling or solid purple Fresh shelling limas are sweet, dry limas are nutty tasting 90-100 days to dry beans Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after the danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Harvest frequently to increase yield. Pods can be left on the vine to mature and then harvested as dry beans. Direct Seed 2" apart Planting Depth 1" Full Sun
Christmas Pole Lima Bean, 1840 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Also knowns as Large Speckled Calico, this variety was first cultivated in the United States around 1840 and produces beautiful, quarter-sized, falt white seeds with maroon spots and swirls.  It has a rich flavor and can be used as shell lima bean or dry bean.  Heavy yields, bears even during extreme heat. Pole habit, 75-100 dys.  Pole bean Large Maroon and White Speckled Seeds Performs well in extreme hear Shelling and Dry bean 75-100 days 50 seeds per packet  Instructions - Lima beans thrive in hot temperatures. Sow seeds outdoors after the danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Seeds will germinate in 7-18 days. Limas prefer full sun.  Direct Seed 2" apart Planting Depth 1" Rows Apart: 36-48" Full Sun
Organic Sieva Lima Bean, 1700's Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
SThe Seed Savers Exchange - also known as Small White, Carolina).  Extremely early pole lima that has been popular for hundreds of years.  Excellent in the South but also grows well in the North where it matures in cooler conditions. Dark green 9-10' vines climb vigorously. Heavy yields of light green 3" pods with small chalky white seeds. Delicious butter bean flavor. Pole Bean Habit, 70-89 days.   Characteristics:  Pole bean Seeds are white and small 10-89 days 50 seeds per packet  Instructions - Lima beans thrive in hot temperatures. Sow seeds outdoors after the danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Seeds will germinate in 7-18 days. Limas prefer full sun.  Direct Seed 2" apart Planting Depth 1" Rows Apart: 36-48" Full Sun
Henderson Bush Lima Bean, 1889 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - (aka Dwarf Sieva) Introduced in 1889 by Peter Henderson Company of New York. A dwarf lima that is very early, hardy, productive, and disease resistant. Produces small creamy white limas for the home gardener and canner that are distinct in color and excellent in quality. Desirable and dependable in adverse conditions. Bush habit, 60-75 days.  Characteristics:  Bush bean Seeds are white and small Disease resistant Shelling and Dry bean 60-75 days 50 seeds per packet  Instructions - Lima beans thrive in hot temperatures. Sow seeds outdoors after the danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Seeds will germinate in 7-18 days. Limas prefer full sun.  Direct Seed 2" apart Planting Depth 1" Rows Apart: 36-48" Full Sun
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